Useful, safe, self-help support for Mental Health/Emotional well-being issues
Mental Health/Emotional Well-being
The following are a useful set of safe, self-help resources, to support young people’s mental health/emotional well-being. All students will shortly be provided with a card with this information on, but it would be useful if you could remind them to use the resources please and perhaps support them to do so, if they need additional support.
Kooth – online counselling & emotional well-being platform
Big White Wall (for over 16’s) – support for/from community members with guidance by trained staff 24/7
Zumos – online support. All students have been given a login. See Mrs Atkinson if you have lost yours
Head Space – an app providing guided meditation and mindfulness
Calm – an app to help reduce anxiety, promote relaxation and relief of stress
Calm Harm – an app to help reduce the need to self-harm
SAM – an app for self-help around anxiety management
ChildLine – ring 0800 1111 (free call) talk to a counsellor
Samaritans – ring (free call) 116 123 talking support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
OR – speak to any member of staff who will contact a member of the student welfare team
OR – ask for help by emailing child protection staff at email@example.com
Dr Pooky Knightsmith directs the children, young people and schools programme at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, a charity that provides fully-funded mental health training to schools. She is also the vice-chair and education lead for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.